Republicans move to revive government bank loathed by conservatives

Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers who is in charge swaying Republicans to join Democrats to restart Ex-Im, Boeing's Bank.
Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Stivers who is in charge of swaying Republicans to join Democrats to restart Ex-Im, Boeing’s (and GE’s) Bank.

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(From Politico)

Supporters of the Export-Import Bank have secured enough Republican support to bring an extension of the agency’s charter to the House floor later this month, according to sources involved in the whipping.

More than 30 Republicans have signed on to a discharge petition, which would force a vote on reauthorizing the government-backed credit agency. Republicans expect at least a dozen more supporters. The vast majority of Democrats are expected to sign the discharge petition, a rarely invoked procedural maneuver that sidesteps the committee process.

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